Sam Agus Nessa

Product Designer from Athy, Co. Kildare

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Once upon a time in a far-off land, a boy called Sam and a girl called Nessa loved to drink tea and make things. One day, after sharing a big mug of tea, Sam and Nessa decided to make things together. Nessa was a pragmatic maker, who liked to design simple functional pieces whereas Sam liked bright and colourful things and took inspiration from fluffy clouds and wood grains glowing in the evening sunlight, the everyday delights of shape and form. The collaboration worked brilliantly. They decided to pack up their tool boxes and Dude the cat and set sail home to Ireland.

www.samagusnessa.com/

Every Cloud

€14

by Sam Agus Nessa

Home & Gifts, Soft Furnishings

Every cloud has a silver lining means that you should never feel hopeless because difficult times always lead to better days. A symbol of hope.

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Grizzly B Clock

€50

by Sam Agus Nessa

Home & Gifts, Decorative

Grizzly Bear is a bear-shaped clock made from solid Irish timber and is finished in beeswax. Made by hand in our workshop, Grizzly Bear is a fun addition to any setting and can be wall hung or free standing.

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Wally chopping board

€40

by Sam Agus Nessa

Home & Gifts, Decorative, Tableware

Whales symbolise strong family bonds and long-lasting love, making Wally a thoughtful gift for your friends and family. Handmade by us in our workshop from sustainable Irish timber and protected with locally sourced food safe oil, Wally is unique, contemporary and offers you a functional cutting board and a fun serving platter. Locally sourced and environmentally friendly, Irish timber is a durable, natural and renewable material that is gentle on your knives. The weight provides a stable base for cutting and serving and the tail acts as a useful handle

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Tweet Tweet Door Wedge

€12

by Sam Agus Nessa

Home & Gifts, Soft Furnishings

Tweet Tweet is a bird shaped door wedge produced from solid Irish timber and finished in beeswax. Handmade in Ireland

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Ellie Chopping Board

€40

by Sam Agus Nessa

Home & Gifts, Serveware

Inspired by the stories of Nessa’s aunt during her travels in Africa, Ellie is a symbol of strength and wisdom.

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Teach Candle Holder

€14 - €18

by Sam Agus Nessa

Home & Gifts, Decorative

Teach is handcrafted in our workshop from sustainable Irish timber and is finished in beeswax. Locally sourced and environmentally friendly, Irish timber is a durable, natural and renewable material. Teach is a functional, contemporary decoration that you can use to brighten up your mantelpiece and a set of three is a beautiful focal point as a centrepiece on a table."

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Mo Chroi

€9.50

by Sam Agus Nessa

Home & Gifts, Soft Furnishings

The heart shape symbolises the centre of emotion, including affection and love. Mo Chroí makes a beautiful wedding and anniversary gift and perfect for Valentine’s day.

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Peas in a Pod Tealight Holder

€12 - €14

by Sam Agus Nessa

Home & Gifts, Decorative

We love this saying. It infers the closeness of people. What better way to describe your brother, sister or best friend! We make Peas in a Pod by hand from sustainable Irish timber and is finished in beeswax. Locally sourced and environmentally friendly, Irish timber is a durable, natural and renewable material.

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Now settled in, the duo has set up the Irish company Sam agus Nessa. Inspired by the Irish vernacular and observing the world around them, they design and make expressive, functional furniture and home ware products, from locally sourced Irish timber. Each piece is made by hand in their workshop and is designed to be practical but most importantly to make you smile.